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Hypotheses and Predictions 00:55 Hypothesis: Type of idea or question; makes a statement about something that  may be true  Tentative idea or question that is waiting for evidence to support or refute it  Data must be gathered and evaluated in terms of whether the evidence is  consistent or inconsistent with the hypothesis If a prediction is confirmed by the results of the study, the hypothesis is supported  If the prediction is not confirmed, the researcher will either reject the  hypothesis or conduct further research using different methods to study the  hypothesis 
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Who We Study: A Note On Terminology 00:55 Participants/Subjects: Individuals who participate in research projects  Participants: Describing humans who take part in psychological research  Respondents: Individuals who take part in survey research Informants: The people who help researchers understand the dynamics of  particular cultural and organizational settings 
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Sources of Ideas 00:55 Common Sense The things we all believe to be true  Such notions don’t always turn out to be correct, or research may show that  the real world is much more complicated than our commonsense ideas would  have it  o Forces us to go beyond a commonsense theory of behavior Observations of the World Around Us Observations of personal and social events can provide many ideas for  research  The world around us is a rich source of material for scientific investigation  Serendipity: The most interesting discoveries are the result of accident or 
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